Ameren, Insurer Must Resolve Battle Outside Court

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 1:59 PM EST) -- A federal judge has tossed an Ameren Corp. unit's $31 million coverage suit against an excess insurer over settlements for a reservoir breach, ruling the parties must pursue alternative dispute resolution under the terms of their coverage agreement.

Ameren subsidiary Union Electric Co. Inc. and Energy Insurance Mutual Ltd. are mandated to enter a mini-trial, a form of alternative dispute resolution akin to mediation, Judge Carol E. Jackson ruled Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

In making her ruling, the...
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